Lake City Legal Department

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for defending the city in all litigation to which the City is a party. The City Attorney advises the City Council, Mayor, officers, and employees of the city concerning legal aspects of the city's affairs. Additionally, the City Attorney and/or his designee so approved by the City Council serve as the Municipal Court Solicitor.

City Attorney Steven M. Fincher

With a career spanning 30+ years, Fincher has served as General Counsel for 14 cities and local governmental entities in the Atlanta area and as special counsel for 55 cities, counties, boards of education, and local governmental entities throughout Georgia.

As General Counsel for College Park, Fincher was instrumental in structuring the financing for the Georgia International Convention Center, as well as litigating several precedent-setting cases. He is considered a leading eminent domain and zoning lawyer in his area.

He has successfully handled scores of complicated and controversial zonings and hundreds of eminent domain cases. Fincher has earned an AV rating, the highest ethical and legal ability rating available from his peers.